“Ouch! My tooth!” Sound familiar? When your tooth hurts, it can prevent you from eating, talking and performing your daily tasks because of the pain. But what do you do for a toothache? While some toothaches can be treated at home with simple at-home remedies, some might need the help of your dentist.
Home Relief of Toothaches
Simple toothaches can be relieved with at-home care. Start by rinsing your mouth to clear it of debris and other matter that might be irritating your tooth. However, avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain. In doing so, the dissolving aspirin can harm your gum tissue. If you are unsure of what to do when you experience a toothache, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
A Broken Tooth
When a tooth is broken or displaced, immediately call your dentist. If quick action is taken to care for your broken tooth, it should be easy to repair. If the tooth is knocked out, store it in a container of milk and contact your dentist.
Next, rinse your mouth of any blood or other debris that might be in your mouth. It is also important to place a cold compress on the cheek near the injury for further relief from swelling and irritation.
A Fractured Tooth
When a tooth is fractured, rinse with warm water and apply a cold pack or compress to the cheek to prevent swelling and irritation. If you are not allergic, take ibuprofen to help control the swelling. If it is a minor fracture, the tooth can be adjusted or restored by our dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged. A fractured tooth needs prompt attention, so don’t wait before coming into our office.
Contact our office to learn more about how Dr. Glushefski can relieve toothache pain and mishaps. Remember to act quickly for the best results.